by Griffin Gamble
There is some great news for the Utah Jazz on the first day of NBA free agency. Veteran guard Mike Conley is back on a three year deal. First reported by Shams Charania, the three-year deal will cost the Jazz $68 million. This is exactly what the Jazz were looking to do after moving the Derrick Favors contract.
Conley is Back
Conley has been great for the Jazz since joining the team in 2019. However, he has dealt with injuries that have halted some playoff runs for the Jazz. Finding a veteran point guard to fit the Jazz system is not an easy task to do. Getting Conley back is a huge win for Utah’s front office.
Free Agency Heating up
NBA free agency is always a great time around the league. The first day was no different, as their were blockbuster deals right at 4 PM MST. Kyle Lowry is going to the Heat in a sign and trade, Chris Paul signed a deal for $120 million, and even TJ McConnell is getting a $35.2 million dollar pay day. That shows how crazy the market is for point guards around the league. The Jazz got a steal with this deal for Conley.
The rest of the offseason around the NBA should be intriguing. The Jazz have had a fantastic start to their offseason by drafting a great player in Jared Butler and also signing Mike Conley.
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